World’s Most Popular Poker Site Now Available to All New Jersey Players

PokerStars today officially launched in New Jersey after receiving technical approval from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (the “DGE”) to operate the world’s most popular poker site there.

“We could not be more proud to bring PokerStars to New Jersey,” said David Baazov, Chairman and CEO of Amaya. “Working with our partner, Resorts Casino Hotel, we look forward to providing the most exciting, innovative and secure gaming experience to New Jersey.”

PokerStars’ much-anticipated launch in New Jersey is a significant milestone for the company and the industry. PokerStars New Jersey players will be able to take part in the brand’s most popular games, formats and products, including the popular Spin & Go variant, which crowned 13 millionaires globally between October and December 2015. Special New Jersey online promotions, bonuses and live events will be offered to players, giving them opportunities to interact with and play against some of the best and most well-known players in the world, such as Team PokerStars Pro members Daniel Negreanu, Chris Moneymaker, Liv Boeree, Jason Mercier, Vanessa Selbst, Jennifer Shahade and Jason Somerville.

PokerStars New Jersey will also offer Special Sunday tournaments, as well as a selection of casino games such as Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, and Slots. Available on mobile, desktop and tablet, PokerStars New Jersey will bring familiar, authentic, competitive and convenient experiences to state residents and visitors.

“This is a great day for online gaming, for state players and residents and for Atlantic City,” said Morris Bailey, owner of Resorts Casino Hotel. “Resorts has worked diligently to build a home for globally renowned brands in New Jersey and, with the addition of PokerStars, is proud to introduce yet another respected partner.”

The PokerStars New Jersey client, www.pokerstarsnj.com, will utilize its globally established age and location verification protections, account segregation and responsible gaming practices to oversee and control player activity. As one of the world’s most regulated online gaming companies with licenses in more than a dozen jurisdictions and more than 100 million cumulative registered customers around the world, Amaya is committed to implementing the highest standards of regulation, safety and security.

Customers who previously held a PokerStars real-money or play-money account are eligible for a welcome offer based on their play history. The free PokerStars New Jersey software is now available for download; players can create a new account using the log-in details from their previously held account, and are eligible to receive their last held VIP status, Play Money Chips, and StarsCoin. StarsCoin, formerly known as frequent player points, is PokerStars currency that players can use to purchase online tournament tickets, merchandise and even cash rewards from the PokerStars New Jersey VIP Store. This offer will be available until May 31, 2016. Players who set up an account on PokerStarsNJ.com will be able to avail of a first deposit bonus, as well as receiving a ticket into a $25,000 freeroll – freeroll tickets are only on offer for those who sign up within the first seven days.